Canine vomiting syndrome or “gastroesophageal reflux disease” is commonly known as GERD for short, and is one of the most common diseases affecting canines. Dog vomiting is most commonly a symptom of heartburn. Although canine vomiting is more common in male dogs, it can also be an indication of a condition that is more serious such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, or GERD. The following are a few signs that your dog has the following conditions:
– Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD, this is a serious condition where your dog vomiting blood or regurgitating food. – Chronic diarrhea that doesn’t seem to stop. – Head shaking.
Of course these are all serious symptoms and you should get your pet to the veterinarian as soon as you can. When your pet is vomiting blood or when they are in constant pain, the sooner you take them to the vet, the better. A blockage in the intestines or severe stomach pain can be life threatening and require emergency surgery if not treated immediately. It is important that you are aware of what signs to look for, how to recognize them, and how to treat them effectively so you do not have to lose a loved pet.
Dogs can have problems with the absorption of hydrogen peroxide into their system when they ingest it in any form. This includes getting it in their drink through eating or drinking water. It can also get into their system by being ingested via the skin. Skin contact is the biggest cause of the problem for dogs that ingest it. They swallow the gas and then excrete it through their systems.
If the ingested gas is not expelled, the animal will be forced to breathe through its mouth which may cause additional problems due to inflammation and swelling of the throat. When an animal expels gas through its mouth, it may need to have its windpipe removed or have a tube inserted which can be taken directly to the veterinarian if necessary. If the animal seems to have trouble swallowing or breathing normally, another problem should be considered by the veterinarian. It could be an indication of a serious condition such as pneumonia or bronchitis. The throat may become irritated, and blood can be visible in the vomit or diarrhea as well.
Severe cases of vomiting and diarrhea may require fluid therapy. If fluid therapy is required, the vomiting should stop once the fluids are in the stomach, and vomiting should not occur at the same time that the fluids are ingested. Fluids are usually administered intravenously or via a vein in an effort to flush out the system.
If vomiting does occur, immediate veterinary attention is required to avoid further complications. Your veterinarian will probably prescribe fluid or electrolyte-replacement therapy to address the issue. Antibiotics may be prescribed as well to help treat the bacteria causing the diarrhea and vomiting. You’ll probably also be given antibiotics to kill any leftover fecal matter that doesn’t eliminate itself on its own. Some dogs are also given a special diet to help them recover faster from this condition.
If none of the above worked, or your dog is currently sick, you need to get it to a veterinarian as soon as possible. A cat or dog that has not been drinking or eating for a long time is more likely to get dehydrated, especially if you live in an area where temperatures can be extreme. If your animal is sick, it might also be unable to process food properly, which leads to dehydration. In addition, a sick animal is more prone to contract bacteria or illness from other animals. So, even if you are pet-friendly and have your animal regularly checked in to the vet, it still pays to be careful about what you feed your cat or dog.